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  • Weekend Outlook: July 24-27

    Weekend Outlook: July 24-27

    Written by Kristin Close Expect a beautiful weekend with a shining sun. Come check out some summer activities around The Lake!   Thursday, July 24 -5 Peaks in 5 Weeks Challenge  8 a.m. – 5 p.m. The Recreation Center is offering a hiking fitness challenge open to anyone 18 and older. Register by calling the [...]

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    | July 24, 2014 |
  • Weekend Outlook: July 17-20

    Weekend Outlook: July 17-20

    Written by Kristin Close Enjoy a short hot weather break and celebrate the summer season all around the Lake. There are many activities for a family or date night.   Thursday, July 17 Wanderlust – Squaw Valley  July 17 – 20 Wanderlust Yoga Festivals are all-out celebrations. They bring together the world’s leading yoga teachers, [...]

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    | July 17, 2014 |
  • Lake Tahoe’s Desolation, Via SUP

    Lake Tahoe’s Desolation, Via SUP

    Backcountry paddling trip offers trials, rewards Written and Photographed by Ryan Salm Using the melodic music pumping from the car stereo to get into a rhythm, we inflated our brand-new Naish paddleboards. A cobalt sky dotted with a few lonely clouds opened northward, framed by the granite extending into Desolation Wilderness. The breeze was gentle [...]

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    | July 14, 2014 |
  • The Sunnyside of Life

    The Sunnyside of Life

    New chef adds flair, keeps classics in this favorite summer spot Written by Susan D. Rock Fish tacos and zucchini sticks, margaritas and mai tais, all served on a hopping lakeside deck on a Tahoe summer day. Sunnyside Restaurant is all that, and lately, a lot more. A West Shore fixture since 1987, Sunnyside is [...]

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    | July 11, 2014 |
  • Weekend Outlook: July 10-13

    Weekend Outlook: July 10-13

    Written by Kristin Close No plans for the weekend? No problem. Highs will be in the 80s, so get your sunscreen ready because there is plenty to see and do that won’t break your bank. Thursday, July 10 -Sierra Nevada Guitar Festival, Incline Village 2 – 9 p.m. The Sierra Nevada International Classical Guitar Festival [...]

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    | July 10, 2014 |

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Local Reads

| July 11, 2014 |
Local Reads

Written by Matthew and Jessica Renda Two books by local authors are perfect additions to your summer reading list. Topography of Legend  Author, historian and Sierra College professor Gary Noy has spent a lifetime collecting stories about the Sierra Nevada mountain range. In the recently published Sierra Stories, Noy curates his collection to great effect, [...]

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Felines of the Sierra

| July 9, 2014 |
Felines of the Sierra

The Sierra’s cats call Tahoe home but are seldom spotted Written by Will Richardson We are extremely fortunate at Tahoe to be surrounded by natural beauty, which includes a great diversity of plants and animals. More than 300 species of birds have been recorded in the Lake Tahoe Basin and many of these, such as [...]

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Chef Jacob Burton on the Chopping Block

| July 8, 2014 |
Chef Jacob Burton on the Chopping Block

Q&A with Jacob Burton, executive chef at Truckee’s Stella Interview by Susan D. Rock A native of Cool, California, and graduate of California Culinary Academy, Chef Jacob Burton began his cooking career at Michelin-starred La Folie in San Francisco. A small-town guy at heart, he moved to North Lake Tahoe seven years ago, honing his [...]

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Daydreaming with Ed Youmans

| July 8, 2014 |
Daydreaming with Ed Youmans

Interview by Andrew Pridgen Former Diamond Peak general manager Ed Youmans has spent his life working in the mountain recreation industry. After three decades in ski resort management and 15 years flying paragliders, Youmans recently launched Daydreams Paragliding based in his hometown for the past 17 years, Incline Village. Daydreams Paragliding conducts scenic tandem flights [...]

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Weekend Outlook: Fourth of July

| July 3, 2014 |
Weekend Outlook: Fourth of July

Written by Kristin Close Celebrate the Fourth of July weekend and enjoy some of our favorite summertime events. Fourth of July weekend festivities include high temperatures in the 80’s, live music, good food and freedom and fireworks! Thursday, July 3 -3rd of July Parties and Fireworks Party in Kings Beach, CA An all-day celebration with [...]

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Fury Over Fourth of July Fireworks

| July 2, 2014 |
Fury Over Fourth of July Fireworks

Written and Photographed by Dylan Silver When Joan and Joe Truxler picked up the wiry plastic fuses and cardboard scraps from the sandy shores of Zephyr Cove’s Marla Bay, they didn’t realize the detritus would land them in the center of a firestorm of controversy. It was July 6, 2013, and what they were finding [...]

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Dreaming in Color

| July 1, 2014 |
Dreaming in Color

Bright hues and careful detail create stunning watercolor landscapes Written by Alison Bender Joyce Major’s professional background in medical technology and law services may not seem like it would translate to painting. But skills honed in those professions—her exacting attention to detail and meticulous approach—are evident in each and every one of her works in [...]

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All Eyes on Tahoe’s Echo Summit

| June 30, 2014 |
All Eyes on Tahoe’s Echo Summit

The Civil Rights Movement, the fastest men on the planet and an unlikely track formed an unforgettable summer in South Lake Tahoe in 1968 Written by Sylas Wright Imagine a state-of-the-art synthetic track nestled in the rugged woods above Lake Tahoe, overlooked by fans perched on granite boulders, waiting anxiously for the world’s fastest sprinters [...]

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Dry Climate Turns Search for Water Below Ground

| June 27, 2014 |
Dry Climate Turns Search for Water Below Ground

The third year of deep drought gives Tahoe and Truckee a glimpse into the future of groundwater in the age of climate change Written by David Bunker The pumps to Squaw Valley’s four main wells have just kicked off as Brandon Burks enters the pumphouse sitting like an island in the middle of Squaw Valley’s expansive [...]

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Weekend Outlook June 26-29

| June 26, 2014 |
Weekend Outlook June 26-29

Written by Kristin Close Start your summer weekend off right by attending the following events. Temperatures will reach the 80s this weekend, so get a healthy dose of dancing, beverages and food, sunshine, Lake Tahoe and SPF. Thursday, June 26 -Party under the Palapa – Calinete Deck Opening Party 5:30 p.m. Come to the monthly [...]

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